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Nicky’s Moroccan Lamb Tagine to help boost your immune system!
April 21st, 2020
Here is a another recipe to keep everyone’s immunity boosted!
This hearty, warming dish benefits from being cooked in advance. It is simple to make and is ideal if you want to prepare it the day before and then have a day off from the kitchen!
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 Onions chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp cinnamon
1kg boneless leg of lamb cut into bite sized pieces
4 garlic cloves peeled
400g can pitted black olives in brine, rinsed and drained to give 150g drained weight
400g can chick peas, drained and rinsed
Handful of pitted dates
250ml pomegranate juice
250ml chicken or beef stock
Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300F gas mark 2
Heat the coconut oil in a large lidded casserole and saute the onion and spices for 1 minute. Add the lamb and stir until lightly browned. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
Bring the contents to the boil, place the lid on the casserole and transfer to the oven.
Cook for at least 2 hours, or until the lamb is very tender.
Lamb is a very good source of zinc and I wrote recently about the many studies that have demonstrated how critical zinc is to ensure optimum immunity. Another nutrient that also boosts our immune systems is selenium. You could increase the selenium content of this meal by simply adding a dessert spoon of molasses.
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